Language and Short Courses 2022/2023

Intensive Language Course Intensive Language Course

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
In cooperation with

IIK Bayreuth e.V.

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: All levels
  • September 2023 (Registration deadline of course provider: 15 June 2023)
Mode of study
Phase(s) of attendance in Germany (applies to the entire course)
Yes, voluntary
Pace of course
Instructor-led (Specific due dates for lectures/assignments/exams)
Target group

The summer university welcomes all students who are interested in studying German in an international atmosphere and also would like to prepare for their studies at a German university.


The language classes offered at the Summer University in Bayreuth combine both language acquisition and the development and training of intercultural competence. The classes are based on current topics in Germany. Additionally, grammar structures as well as speech and dialogue exercises are practised with material that reflects real-life situations.

Within each level, all courses deal with the following regional topics with varying degrees of difficulty:

  • Germany through foreign eyes
  • Everyday life in Germany
  • Regional variety
  • Cultural variety

At the Summer University Bayreuth, you have the chance to meet students from more than 40 countries. The culturally diverse backgrounds of the students turn discussions into a personal experience and a source of knowledge.

The language courses consist of 25 hours of teaching per week. You can choose between the following language levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced level. 
Our weekly programme will be rounded off by additional offers like seminars, intercultural workshops, workshops for pronunciation and scientific German, movie nights, sports, get-togethers and parties. These additional offers amount to at least 10 hours per week.

Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL)
Other degrees / qualifications awarded
Certificate of participation
Types of online learning elements
  • Access to databases with study material
  • Online sessions
  • Online study material provided by institution
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • September 2023 (Registration deadline of course provider: 15 June 2023)
Price only on request
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: All levels
Language requirements

Preferably elementary knowledge of German

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Is accommodation organised?
The organiser helps participants look for accommodation.

The students' dormitories and private shared flats are equipped with cooking facilities. Several grocery stores and restaurants are to be found in the city centre.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

Guided campus and city tours, get-togethers, sports programme, film nights, nature hikes

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

University of Bayreuth

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